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Propyrrhura

(syn. Primolius Ϯ Blue-winged Macaw P. maracana) Gr. προ pro  close to; genus Pyrrhura Bonaparte, 1856, parakeet; "Propyrrhura, nobis  com os caractéres de Primolius, porèm com as narinas recobertas.  Typo — Prop. maracanā.   ...   Prophyrrhura, gen. nov.   Fórma geral de Hemipsittacus do qual differe pela restricção do espaço nú da cara que não é recoberta de filas parallelas de pennas.  Bico forte, muito elevado e com a tomia sem entalhe.  Gonis dilatado posteriormente. Especie brasleira.   10 — PROPHYRRHURA MARACANAN (Vieill.)  Ararinha." (Ribeiro 1922).   Var. Prophyrrhura.

PYRRHURA

(Psittacidae; Ϯ Maroon-bellied Parakeet P. frontalis) Gr. πυρρος purrhos  red  < πυρ pur, πυρος puros  fire; ουρα oura  tail (cf. specific name Microsittace pyrrhura Bonaparte, 1854 (= syn. Pyrrhura molinae)); "Subfam. 2. Conurinae.  ...   14. Pyrrhura, Bp.   34. vittata, Shaw. (undulata, Ill.  fasciata? Spix.)   35. devillii, Mass.   36. molinae, Mass. (phonicura, Licht.  pyrrhura, Reich.)   37. beryllina, Souanc.   38. melanura, Spix.   39. leucotis, Kuhl.   40. calliptera, Mass.   41. versicolor, Gm. (cyanoptera, Boddanaca, Wagl.)  ?squamata, Lath.   42. luciani, Deville.   43. cruentata, Wied. (squamosus? Kuhl, nec Aucterythrogaster, Shawcyanogularis, Spix.)   44. rupicola, Tschudi.   45. chiripepe, Vieill. ex Azara.   46. chlorogenys, Wagl. (perlatus, faem. Spix.)   47. lepida, Wagl (perlatus, mas. Spix.)" (Bonaparte 1856); "Pyrrhura Bonaparte, Naumannia, 6, 1856, Consp. Psitt. in Beilage no. 1, genus 14. Type, by subsequent designation, Psittacus vittatus Shaw (not of Boddaert) = Psittacus frontalis Vieillot." (Peters 1937, III, 194). Many parrots in this group have maroon or red tails.

pyrrhura

Gr. πυρρος purrhos  flame-coloured, red  < πυρ pur, πυρος puros  fire; -ουρος -ouros -tailed  < ουρα oura  tail.